A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.
The Security Risks Associated with Cookies
Cookies are a common target for hackers because they represent a major vulnerability in web applications. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a traditional approach to solving this problem, but it’s becoming less effective as attackers devise ways of defeating it. Web developers are using new methods like Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to defend against modern attacks in the current cloud and mobile-oriented computing environments.
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Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a cybersecurity “threat hunter”
Here’s how one security operations analyst, an expert at incident reporting, began her career, collaborates with her colleagues and prioritizes incoming threats.
Fake COVID vaccine card sales ramp up on Dark Web
Even as the delta variant spreads, many people would rather pay money for a phony vaccine card than get the actual shot for free, according to Check Point Research.
Hacker grabs $600m in cryptocash from blockchain company Poly Networks
Where have all the crypto-coins gone? Will we ever get them back?
Home and small business routers under attack – how to see if you are at risk
Practical advice for homes and small businesses, following news that a recently disclosed router bug is actively being exploited by crooks.
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